These crunchy, caramelized spiced nuts are a tasty holiday-worthy snack. The perfect edible holiday gift in a cute glass jar.
This is what holiday gift giving looks like for me. Always edible gifts.
Because people don’t need more “stuff.” What we all need is more LOVE, more connections, and more yummy snacks to share with each other.
Especially after the year we’ve all had. Good riddance, 2020
So if you’re looking for some holiday party snacks or want to make some delicious holiday gifts, this recipe is for you.
The perfect combination of salty + sweet with all the beautiful spiced flavors. Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.
Just look at those clusters. That’s the best part. Once the nuts cool, you get to break apart the caramelized pieces to enjoy.
My family begs me to make these spiced nuts every holiday season. I literally have to hide them when making them for gifts because my people will devour them the minute I turn my back. They are that good.
Spiced nuts recipe deets:
❤️ nuts… use whatever nuts you like. My favorite are pecans + cashews. Hazelnuts, walnuts, + almonds are tasty too.
❤️ spices… like cumin, chili powder, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon + ginger are so cozy and warm.
❤️ honey… balances out the flavor profile of the spices and makes the glorious caramelized texture in these nuts.
❤️ butter, ghee, or coconut oil… helps create the perfect savory sweet glaze for the nuts while they bake.
❤️ salt… because salty sweet is the BEST combo EVER.
Can I use maple syrup instead of honey?
Yes, you totally can. This recipe works well with maple syrup, but the nuts will be slightly “drier.” Using honey creates a more “caramelized” feel and makes the nuts more shiny.
Do yourself a favor, make a batch of these for your self. You won’t be sorry + it’ll bring a bit of holiday cheer to you too.
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Crunchy nuts with the perfect combination of salty and sweet plus all the beautiful spiced flavors. A tasty holiday-worthy snack and the perfect edible holiday gift in a cute glass jar. Refined sugar free.
- Preheat oven to 350’F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all the spices + salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
- In a large pot, melt 3 tablespoons of fat of choice over medium heat. Turn off heat and add honey + spice mixture and stir until well incorporated. Pour in nuts and stir until well coated.
- Spread nut mixture in a single layer onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 18 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Remove from oven and cool completely. Break nuts apart and store in air-tight glass container.
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